Inspiring Latina

 
Monica Trasandes
Inspiring Latina: Monica Trasandes
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 11/06/2012 - 15:12

If a young Latina girl sees a gay female character on a television show, telenovela, or movie, she may have Monica Trasandes to thank for it. 


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Dr Brenda Henry-Sanchez
Inspiring Young Latina: Dr. Brenda Henry-Sanchez
By Sugey Palomares | 10/16/2012 - 16:00

Brenda Henry-Sanchez proves that with education and practice, you can make the world a better place. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, Sanchez has a passion for making sure our nation is on a path towards better health. As the program officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, she oversees the grassroots initiatives that improve the wellbeing of underrepresented communities nationwide.


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Lilliana Alvarez
Inspiring Latina: Lilliana Alvarez
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 10/11/2012 - 16:00

Honduran American Lilliana Alvarez, 30, considers herself different, and she likes it. Her main goal is to communicate to the world her "fierceness," as she puts it, through her own personal style. "Wear your look, walk it, talk it and live it for the moment," she says.


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Patricia Garcia
Inspiring Young Latina: Patricia Garcia
By Sugey Palomares | 10/02/2012 - 16:00

Patricia Garcia, 25, has the soul of a survivor. The Mexican newlywed from California was diagnosed with a rare type of tumor that is effecting her lungs and heart. She is currently treating her three-malignant thymoma at the USC Hospital in Los Angeles. As treatment expenses continue to mount, her family launched a Give Forward campaign to help with medical costs.


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Brittany Maldonado
Inspiring Latina: Brittany Maldonado
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 09/27/2012 - 17:00

Brittany Maldonado is an actress, painter, poet and writer. The Puerto Rican artist, has dedicated her life to expression in all art forms.  “Art, whether it was through words or painting, has always been my means of expression,” she says. She looks to artists such as Salvador Dali and Lauren Velez for inspiration. Currently, she is working on a play written by Latino playwright Jose Rivera


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Zayda Rivera
Inspiring Young Latina: Zayda Rivera
By Sugey Palomares | 09/19/2012 - 15:06

Zayda Rivera, 35, applies her strength, determination, and positive spirit to every task at hand. As the director of multicultural communications strategy for the Hispanic Practice at Lagrant Communications, the Puerto Rican professional (and self-proclaimed yoga lover) helps promote and educate Latinos about the importance of health and health care. We spoke to the talented Latina about her role in communications and how she gives back to her community.


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Inspiring Latina: Jessica
Inspiring Young Latina: Jessica Priego
By Sugey Palomares | 09/11/2012 - 15:00

Jessica Priego, 38, runs a tight game as the Director of Advertising for the Chicago White Sox. The Mexican American professional, and lover of the arts, also serves on the board of the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) and the International Latino Cultural Center (ILCC). Find out her wise words about how to achieve your dreams and make it to the big leagues!

What do you love the most about working as Director of Advertising for the Chicago White Sox?


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Astrid Sarmiento
Inspiring Young Latina: Astrid Sarmiento
By Sugey Palomares | 09/05/2012 - 15:00

Colombian and Honduran-American, Astrid Sarmiento, 23, loves putting her art design knowledge to good use. The Queens native is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Web Design from The New York City College of Technology and interning at the start-up company, Wordever. Find out more about her story and how she gives back to her community below!


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Martha Debayle
Inspiring Young Latina: Martha Debayle
By Sugey Palomares | 08/28/2012 - 16:00

After noticing a lack of coverage geared toward Latina moms, Martha Debayle began building her own niche multimedia franchise, BBMundo, back in 2000. Now she is one of the most influential Latinas in Latin America and was recently named the spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Pro-Keratine Hair Color Collection.

The Nicaraguan entrepreneur, who resides in Mexico, manages a media empire reporting on women’s health, pregnancy and fertility, child development and general parenting advice. 


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Sara Maria Saborido
Inspiring Latina: Sara Maria Saborido
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 08/21/2012 - 16:00

Sara Maria Saborido, a Miami, Florida native of Spanish descent, is no ordinary girl. By the age of 29, she has earned an MBA, has worked for the last seven years teaching and caring for the children in her classroom, and has committed her life to helping others. Saborido counts her blessings every day and is most thankful to her mother, for making all of her dreams possible.


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